Discussion round 2: Measuring participation? Methodology and Empiricism

In three workshop reports from the network's work packages, conceptual and methodical possibilities and limits of measuring participation are discussed and commented by accompanying reports. How are the conditions of participation considered at the individual and societal level? How can observations of various participation dimensions be related to one another? In which way is participation viewed within the life course, and by doing so, is it possible to study a potential dynamic development of participation? Is wealth measured in terms of direct or indirect indicators? How do subjective views and perceived options for action have an influence on the analysis? Is "counterfactual" information about option and choices used, or is it even necessary?

  • Dr. Irene Becker (Empirical Distribution Research): Income, Wealth, Consumption                                                                                  Discussant: Dr. Eva Munz-König (NRW State Office for Information and Technology)
  • Andrea Hense (University of Bielefeld): Precarious employment          Discussant: Juliane Achatz (Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg)
  • Dr. Matthias Dütsch/ Prof. Dr. Olaf Struck (University of Bamberg): Significance of operational employment systems for labour participation                                                                           Discussant: Prof. Dr. Matthias Schmidt (Beuth Technical University, Berlin)
Presentations (German)
Becker, Irene: Einkommen, Vermögen, Konsum. PDF
Munz-König, Eva: Teilhabe messen = Methodik und Empirie. Finanzielle Ressourcen und Teilhabemöglichkeiten. PDF
Hense, Andrea: Prekarität von Beschäftigung. PDF
Achatz, Juliane: Koreferat zu "Prekarität von Beschäftigung". PDF
Dütsch, Matthias/ Struck, Olaf: Die Bedeutung von betrieblichen Beschäftigungssystemen für Erwerbsteilhabe. PDF